Monthly Archives: August 2015

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. Welcomes New Attorneys

Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C. is growing. We are proud to announce the addition of several new attorneys. We appreciate the continued trust and confidence our clients have shown in our abilities to maximize their subrogation recoveries anywhere within North … Learn More

Meet the Expert: Jeffrey A. Pfaendtner, CFEI, P.E., Ph.D.

Complex litigation and subrogation cases involving product liability and/or technical issues frequently require opinion testimony in the form of expert witnesses. The role of the expert is to educate lay judges and juries who lack knowledge about a particular issue … Learn More

Protecting Subrogation Interests At Mediation

Mediation has become an integral and very effective tool in the arsenal of the subrogation professional. We find that many of our clients have a great deal of mediation experience, and many have attended mediation without the benefit of having … Learn More

Oregon Amendment Replaces “Make Half” Rule With “Made Whole” Rule In PIP Subrogation

On March 23, 2015, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 411, making substantial changes to Oregon’s Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) and uninsured/underinsured (“UM/UIM”) statutes. The Bill amends several Oregon statutes and doubles the PIP medical benefit period … Learn More

FDCPA and Subrogation Update: Kazmi v. CCS Commercial, LLC

The campaign to establish liability under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) in connection with subrogation took an interesting turn recently, but ultimately reached another dead end. The federal judiciary has made it clear, time and again, that the … Learn More

Massachusetts’ Legislature Attempts To Limit Workers’ Compensation Subrogation

It is entitled “An Act to clarify reimbursement of workers’ compensation insurers to prevent double recovery by injured workers in third-party cases”, but, as with most deceptive titles to pieces of legislation, it is more of a license for trial … Learn More